The Oratory is located in beautiful countryside close to the Berkshire-Oxfordshire border. The M40 and M4 motorways are just a short drive away, providing easy access by car to all the larger city centres. It’s only a 20-minute train to central London and there’s a regular public bus to Oxford. It’s far enough from the city to ensure safety and privacy, but close enough to be convenient - the perfect venue!
Food & Snacks
There will be 3 meals a day with plenty of snacks available in between. Food is served canteen style and provided by an external catering company. This allows us to control the menu, so we can adjust for food allergies and preferences, with plenty of salads and fruits available at mealtimes.
Since its origin on the 2nd of May in 1859, the Oratory School has developed into a school with a prestigious reputation and exemplary facilities. There is no summer school in the UK that offers so many options.
Every classroom is bright, open and fully equipped for audio and visual presentations, which compliments our varied teaching styles. There are special classrooms in the sports centre for unique activities and clinical rooms in the health centre. These rooms have all the medical equipment needed for clinical skills training, so you get real experience working in a doctors clinic!
Athletic facilities include a heated swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, spin room, rowing room, a 9-hole golf course, cricket pitch, football pitch and more. During theMSAG’s summer school, you’ll have the opportunity to play basketball, handball, badminton, table tennis and any other sport you wish to!
Residence & Security
The security of our students is a primary concern. Dr Dibah Jiva will be on-site 24/7, a point of contact for staff and always available to address questions or concerns.
Fingerprint scanners are available at access points and security personnel are available on site 24/7.
Students will be staying in the main house at the Oratory School, full of history and character. There is a variety of rooms, all with wifi and lockable doors for privacy. The majority of bathrooms are shared. There are also communal areas (tv rooms, lounge areas with sofas) in both the residential block and within the school.
A note for parents
We understand that medical school carries the weight of financial responsibility and long-term repercussions. This, coupled with the fact that you might be sending your children abroad, can cause a considerable amount of worry for parents. As such, we want to be transparent and make it as easy as possible for you to track the progress and quality of our services.
Dr Dibah Jiva has over 11 years of Medical School preparation experience and will be on site every single day of the program. We pick the highest quality teachers to ensure our academics are top notch. We also make sure we’re available for our students to talk to should there be any other concerns. Mentoring time every day ensures that the students have the opportunity to speak informally, raise any concerns or to discuss any individual needs they may have.
We send news and updates by email every 48 hours. You can contact members of our team any time with questions should you have them. We have residential staff on site at all times, so someone is always accessible and someone is always with them.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss with us further, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll speak with you as soon as possible.